Bandshell Concert Series

The Berks Arts Council has partnered with the City of Reading and Berks County to host free community concerts each summer at the City Bandshell. Now in its 29th year, the Bandshell features a diverse lineup of national and international artists which present unique musical styles to enjoy and explore music from around the world. The 2019 Dates are July 12, 19, 26 and August 2nd.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and, of course, their dancing shoes to City Park to experience great music in a natural setting.

Any weather-related schedule changes will be posted on Facebook and announced on local radio stations. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in City Park.

Food Vendors will be available on site.

Berks Arts Council offers special thanks to the 2019 Bandshell Concert Series sponsors: County of Berks, City of Reading, Reading Eagle Company, First Energy Foundation and Berks County Living.

Bandshell is supported through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Click here for information on 2019 performances.

July 12 – Kristone “Kingfish” Ingram 6:15 PM: Olivet PAL Center for the Arts Guitar Club

July 19 – Marc Berger and RIDE 6:15 PM : Barrio Allegria

July 26 – Liz Longley 6:15 PM: Reading Buccaneers Banner Brass

August 2 – Donna the Buffalo 6:15 PM: Berks Opera Society

Main artist for each evening will begin at 7:00 PM. Local featured artists to perform at 6:15 PM.